The Loyola men’s soccer team (7-4-2, 2-0-2) defeated Moody Bible Institute 4-0 at Loyola Soccer Park Tuesday night. The match was a makeup game for both teams, as the Ramblers sought to replace its schedule match against Loyola Marymount University Aug. 31, which was cancelled due to inclement weather.
“It’s an additional game,” Loyola head coach Neil Jones said. “It’s another opportunity for players to push themselves fitness-wise and show the coaches what they can do and overall to improve.”
The Ramblers started the first half strong as first-year midfielder Ethan Stoneman picked up his first collegiate goal with an eighth-minute shot off the crossbar from just inside the penalty box.
Stoneman was one of four Ramblers to score in the first half as the team recorded 13 shots on goal and found themselves up 4-0 at halftime.
The Ramblers continued their dominance in the second half. Despite an additional five shots on goal, they were unable to tack on and won the game 4-0.
“Credit to Moody Bible, they stifled us in the second half, to be honest,” Jones said. “Their goalkeeper was awesome and I think they played a bit deeper and attempted to defend a bit more but credit to them they did a great job.”
The Ramblers took 43 shots for the game — 18 of which were on goal — while Moody Bible failed to record a shot as Loyola was in control from whistle-to-whistle.
The Ramblers are scheduled to resume their conference schedule against University of Evansville Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at Loyola Soccer Park.